Thursday, 26 September 2013


What a peaceful view, isn't it it? I always wondered why is Finland called Suomi in Finnish, I learnt now that the name Suomi has uncertain origins, but there are a few potential candidates. It might have derived from the Proto-Baltic word *źemē, meaning "land" or the Indo-European word *gʰm-on "man"... Earlier theories suggested derivation from suomaa (fen land) or suoniemi (fen cape), and parallels between saame (Sami, a Finno-Ugric people in Lapland), and Häme (a province in the inland) were drawn, but these theories are now considered outdated. Still some work to do for etymologists!  

But the special thing about this card is that a Finnish Postcrossing stamp has been attached! Posti (Finnish postal service) issued 4 colorful Postcrossing stamps on September 9th, created by design agency Kokoro & Moi. They look so cheerful! This is how the whole sheet looks. Many many thanks to Anna-Maria!

1 comment:

  1. It is so great to see a blog post that features postcrossing :) Heheheheh